Eco-friendly Renault Clio launched

  • New diesel Clio emits just 98g/km of CO2
  • Zero VED and 13% benefit-in-kind banding
  • Open to order now, priced from £12,690

Renault has launched its lowest emitting model ever, offering CO2 emissions of 98g/km.

The Clio 1.5 dCi 86 Eco2 model, which is available to order now with prices starting at £12,690, offers claimed fuel economy of 76mpg.

And thanks to its low emissions it is exempt from VED, is taxed at 13% of list price for company car tax and allows companies to write down 100% of depreciation against tax.

Renault will also not apply any price premium to its lowest emission model, meaning the 98g/km model will sell for the same price as the 115g/km version. This is in contrast to other manufacturers who charge between £500 and £1,000 more for their low emission models.

To achieve the 98g/km emissions, Renault has added taller gearing, reduced friction inside the engine and also made the car more aerodynamic by smoothing the underside and adding small body extensions such as liners in the wheelarches and a flexible lip under the front bumper. A set of low-rolling resistance tyres are also included.